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West Croydon
AdelaideSouth Australia
Croydon high school.jpg
Croydon High School (now closed), West Croydon
Postcode(s) 5008
Location 5 km (3 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Croydon
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide
Suburbs around West Croydon:
Kilkenny Croydon Park Renown Park
Kilkenny West Croydon Croydon
Beverley Allenby Gardens, Welland West Hindmarsh

West Croydon is a suburb in the north-west of Adelaide, South Australia.

West Croydon has a population of 3881, ABS Census 2006, and is located 5 km west of the Central Business District of Adelaide. The population has changed greatly over the past 15 years as older residents move away and younger residents move in. The main industry is Glass Manufacturing with ACI being one of the largest plants of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

Croydon High School closed at the end of 2006 due to falling enrolments. The site is currently occupied by the School of Languages and the Adelaide Secondary School of English. The Islamic College of South Australia is also located in West Croydon.

Orthodox church, port rd, croydon
Orthodox Church on Port Road, West Croydon
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Looking north along Rosetta Street

The Suburb is within the Federal seat of Port Adelaide and the City of Charles Sturt. Until the early 1920s the suburb was a farming area with infill occurring until the 1970s.


West Croydon transformed from mostly farmland into a suburb in 1925 when the Shillabeer family sold a large portion of East View Farm (established in 1840). In 1944 the Shillabeer farm homestead was purchased by the state government and became the Croydon Technical High School, which later changed name to Croydon High School. Adelaide Secondary School of English moved to the site in 1998.

The first Allenby Gardens Post Office was renamed West Croydon on 1 March 1945 and closed in 1971.

Coordinates: 34°53′24″S 138°33′29″E / 34.890°S 138.558°E / -34.890; 138.558

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